I like to write, I think it's thereupeutic. I also like to document things that will be useful later.
I decide to put my recipes here (among other ramblings) because they are getting too many in my handphone. But mainly I hope to leave them to my children. So that next time when they grow up and I am not around, there is a place they can go to and cook something that I cooked for them before and think of me.
My mom's 79th birthday was approaching and we were going to celebrate it at my brother's house. And this time she requested a homemade instead of store-bought cake! What a surprise, considering my mum is the most fussy food critic I have ever met. She must have been impressed by my chocolate banana cake!
Anyhow I was lazy yet I didn't want to disappoint my mum, so I thought of Tiramisu. As usual The Baking Biatch came to my rescue (or rather I went to her blog for help). Her recipe is so simple and delicious. I made some tweaks cos' I really wanted an easy way out, also made a chocolate version for the kids. Both were good.
Ever since I brought my iPhone swimming and it didn't recover, I have lost interest in using my phone. Emotionally my iPhone is related to my baking, so no iphone made me less interested in baking.
But I was craving for something sweet, so I baked these on a Saturday afternoon with 1 hour before the boys' Heguru class.
Yummy! The chocolate rice on top makes it even better because it adds some crunch, but does not look so nice. Perhaps next time scoop the batter in a more rounded form before adding.
My friend Jesline generously shared this recipe with me about a year ago but I never got down to making it. After I wet and spoilt my handphone I had a sudden craving for it and had to ask for the recipe again. How ironic. Anyhow her recipe is really fantastic, so easy and delicious! Texture is really like huat kueh, so don't expect cupcake texture.
Makes 7 silicon cups.
INGREDIENTS, so wonderfully little!: Self-raising flour 2.5 cups Gula Melaka 230g (can reduce to be less sweet) Water 370ml
HOW: 1) Melt the gula melaka in the water over the stove. Use low heat. Remove from stove and cool. If you have the time, let it cool completely. If not then the flour will be lumpy and not fully mixed, but seems to be no biggy from my first try...
2) Add (1) to flour and mix till combined. Do not overmix.
3) Steam over high heat (cos' you want them to huat!) for 20min.
Note: in case this thought ever crossed your mind, you CANNOT freeze huat kueh batter. It doesn't huat and you get some hard flat kueh that you don't want to eat. So if you are in a hurry and don't have time to steam your second batch, just make super big sizes in your first batch to finish up all the batter!